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Airbus A320-111

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Sharklet flight tests, with tail strike bumper and removed strakes on nacelles

Airbus A320-111

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3rd February 2012
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Aircraft Data

The A320 is a twin engine short to medium range airliner. It was the first narrow body airliner produced by Airbus and first to use a fly-by-wire control system, with electronic cockpit and side-stick controller. Developed into a family of airliners.

The -100 was the original, base ,short range version of the A320, it was only built in small numbers for Air France and British Airways before the -200 became the major production variant. Some have already been retired and parted out.

Summary data for Airbus A320 100
Country of originFirst flightNo. builtNo. in serviceCrewPassengers
France198719132150 - 179


2 x CFM CFM56 (18500 - 34000 lbf) turbofan engines.

Uses the CFM56-5A1 at 25000lb thrust.


Dimensions for Airbus A320 100
Length123 ft. 3 in.
Wing Span111 ft. 0 in.
Height38 ft. 0 in.
Empty Weight92,374 lbs.
Max Weight149,940 lbs.


Performance of Airbus A320 100
Max Speed487 kts
Cruise Speed454 kts
Ceiling40,000 ft.
Normal Range1,000nm
Max Range1,500nm (Endurance with normal diversion fuel limited to about 2 hours.)

Updated 22nd November 2008

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